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University of California San Diego

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Address: 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92093-5004
Phone Number: (858) 534-2230
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You don't have to be enrolled to appreciate the vast green lawns of this...

You don't have to be enrolled to appreciate the vast green lawns of this major university, which is home to the Mingei International Museum of World Art.

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Visit one of the world's best universities

I am admittedly a little biased about UCSD because I worked there for 13+ years before retiring in the spring of 2013. It's a great institution and for those students lucky enough... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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San Diego, California, United States
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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am admittedly a little biased about UCSD because I worked there for 13+ years before retiring in the spring of 2013. It's a great institution and for those students lucky enough to get in -- a phenomenal place to get an education. As am employee I was proud of being part of such an amazing institution; I was also... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

UCSD has such a neat campus. I used to go there running every couple of weeks. Tourists must take a look at the Geisel library. If you have more time, go for a run/walk in the UCSD woods meant for cross-country runners.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been on a few campus tours recently for our youngest who will be a senior in high school. UCSD offers great location being in La Jolla. Our student guide was good but not so ebullient. The buildings seem old and except for the futuristic-looking library, the architecture throughout the campus is nondescript.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have not experienced the architecture and beauty of UCSD you are missing out! This campus has incredible meeting spaces, fast wifi, and a beautiful setting!

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The campus is a beautiful place to walk even if you are not attending the university or any of the theaters.

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Ronald, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I come here from Washington State. I love the doctors here and the care I get. They have the best neurology department. Im glad my friend told me to come here 5 years ago to find the cause of my headache. I had an answer in 20 minutes of being here.

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La Jolla, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

I did not attend UCSD, but my stepson did and some friends. I live in the vicinity and know some people who work there as well. They also have some sort of Pavillion which people can rent for parties and I was once invited to a Bar Mitzvah there.The school is highly rated despite it being a fairly young university... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We were here for a basketball tournament and found the campus beautiful and it was a very enjoyable experience. We noted that University signage touted that it was the number one campus in the nation for surfing. Very clean, pretty with a lot of trees and views of the ocean. Some of the buildings were a bit prison like.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I am someone who enjoys visiting local universities and colleges when I travel - if you're the same, UCSD is well worth a visit. Located on Torrey Pines bluff above La Jolla, you can tour the university and then swing down into La Jolla for lunch or dinner. Highlights of this campus: the Geisel Library - a must see architectural... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We found this campus to be a nice blend of art, architecture, and greenery. Parking is tricky, but the people here are friendly and willing to give you directions.

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